TITLE

Vitamin D and rickets: much has been accomplished, but there is room for improvement

AUTHOR(S)
Haddow, James E.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Screening;Jun2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the use of maternal serum screening to evaluate vitamin D adequacy of pregnant women. He argues that there are cases of vitamin D deficiency in young children and infants who suffer from rickets and hypocalcemic seizures. He mentions that serum screening during pregnancy was proven to be useful in the assessment of vitamin D status. He suggests the supplementation of the vitamin in pregnant women and infants.
ACCESSION #
74207768

 

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